Meet the Team

Pamela MacElree holds a Bachelor of Science from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Science in Injury Prevention and Sports Performance from California University of Pennsylvania. Pamela is owner of Urban Athlete. She holds the National Academy of Sports Medicine – Optimum Performance Training certification and the Level 1 International Youth Conditioning Specialist.

Additionally, she has worked as an independent contractor for one of North America’s largest pharmaceutical companies, supplying health and wellness education to its employees. Recognizing the value in quality programs and their applications Pamela has also collaborated on delivering the most comprehensive Kettlebell training certification for Fitness Professionals in the United States and Germany, Kettlebell Athletics. She holds a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and spends the majority of her free time with her rescue dogs.

Ryan comes to Urban Athlete with nine years of USA-Swimming coaching experience. He is the Head Coach of Lower Moreland Swimming and Diving. Ryan is also a certified NSCA and Kettlebell Athletics trainer. Ryan swam for the University of Pennsylvania. He was a US Nationals competitor in the 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly and 50 free in 2003-2004. Ryan was an Olympic Trials semi-finalist in the 50 free in 2004 and world ranked top 50 in the 50-meter freestyle.

Ryan is married and the father of two girls and a boy.

Stefy is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. With a love for all things fitness, she is passionate about helping people reach their potential and get stronger.

Outside of the gym, Stefy is a Meeting Planner; in her free time she loves to travel, cook, and get outdoors. She is married with two furry kids, and enjoys being a part of our great neighborhood, Mt. Airy.

Niriel holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Temple University and is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. Over the years, she has enjoyed working with numerous health-centered organizations in Philadelphia. She has led mindfulness classes for preschool children through The Mindful Experience, taught yoga for adolescent girls through Philly Girls in Motion and facilitated cycling classes for women at Riverside Correctional Facility through Gearing Up.

In addition, Niriel has several years experience at Nature’s Harvest, an education focused health food store where she is knowledgable in nutrition, supplements and overall health.
She also has a background in yoga and meditation while striving to learn more about how to support herself and others on the journey of strength and wellness.

Jennifer is a graduate of Auburn University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Fitness, Conditioning, and Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Jennifer originally began her studies in Psychology, but she soon learned that you cannot talk about the brain without mentioning the body and vice-versa. She grew-up playing competitive softball and rode horses on Auburn’s IHSA Equestrian team, where she learned first-hand just how greatly our mindset influences our physical performance. Jennifer uses this same approach to motivate and encourage the members of Urban Athlete.

During Jennifer’s time at Auburn, she heard the phrase “Auburn Family” time and time again. She is excited that Urban Athlete operates in much the same way, as a family – and now with a little extra orange and blue.

Nurit is a fitness enthusiast and a long-time member of the Urban Athlete community.  She enjoys paying attention to form and alignment and how to progress an exercise to fit any athlete at their appropriate level (which is often times just a little more than what they think they can do).  Nurit played ultimate frisbee competitively for 15 years, winning 3 national championships.  She coached the MIT and Wellesley ultimate frisbee teams when she lived in Boston.

Nowadays, Nurit spend most of her professional time as a marketing consultant and her free time running after her 3 little kids.

Ashley’s bio coming soon!